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Setbacks?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dang, y'all. I thought I had this! But then, the WEEKEND. I felt like I didn't have any control at all. Mexican restaurant. Baking cookies. Not working out.

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I am ticked at myself. It's so hard during the holidays. and the weekends.

And I miss red wine.

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SIGH. Back at it. Right?! Last night did a 20-minute Yoga video -- Yoga always gets me re-motivated (and sore). Today I'll at least walk the stairs at work (10 minutes) and do strength/arms.

COME ON, SELF. LET's DO THIS.


  
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DETERMINEDDE 12/13/2012 7:07AM

    You can do it! I'm just having one glass of wine or one (OK, maybe 2) of those cookies. Makes me feel less deprived. Planning to maintain this month. If I lose more, bonus!
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COXBETH 12/11/2012 4:53PM

    I can't live without my Adult Beverages! I'm doing well at having fewer than before, but I absolutely don't believe in cutting them completely. Nothing motivates me to get to the gym more than knowing that I will be having a refreshing adult beverage at dinner with friends afterwards. :)

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/11/2012 2:29PM

    I totally hear you.

I am getting derailed by an injury. I am still watching my calories, and eating well, but can't stand that I can't go to the gym.

Yes, tracking is so important. Glad you are back at it! Yoga is great isn't it?

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BLITZEN40 12/11/2012 10:40AM

    Restaurants always derail you. And baking cookies, who can do it without eating one.. and then another.. and then another? But fear not! The weekend is over and you are back on track. Starting with yoga and going forward from there. You got this! emoticon

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ANDREAG89 12/11/2012 9:29AM

    I hear you, sister!

It's tough this time of year, but it CAN be done. That's great that you're getting yourself back on track with yoga and walking the stairs at work.

Keep tracking that nutrition - I didn't and regained about 5 pounds since mid-November. Don't go where I went!!!! Track the nutrition and stay aware of all you're putting into you.

Best wishes to you - you can do it!

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Whew. 1 pound down.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I weighed in and lost a pound. Woo!

I KNOW it's supposed to come off slowly but it sure does feel like a long road ahead to get where I want to be. I was thinking this morning, "Okay, so next week I should be at 145... and the week after that, 144..." and it seems like FOREVER until I'll even see the 130s. Sigh.

Still, I'm proud of myself for the work I did last week.

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MOSTMOM1 12/10/2012 7:44PM

    Woohoo!!!! I think a pound off is fantabulously amazing!!!! Celebrate. Do a happy dance.
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FITWITHIN 12/6/2012 5:41PM

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COXBETH 12/6/2012 4:20PM

    I just have to turn off my "end goal" or I feel like I'll never get there. 1 lb down, is 1 lb less between me and my goal weight!

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SAKS20111 12/6/2012 12:06AM

    rite on

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CAROL- 12/5/2012 1:12PM

    Every pound is a step closer. Keep up the good work.

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JACKIE542 12/5/2012 9:12AM

    Good job! emoticon

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SADWHITEWOLF 12/5/2012 9:00AM

    Every one is a victory! emoticon

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My day improved...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thanks to everyone for the kind words yesterday. Some days are like that, right? Things improved because I did get to leave early to go to the dentist, my kids were brave (ish) and we had fun listening to music in the car.

Then we had a good dinner (homemade chicken tenders (baked), mashed potatoes, corn), I didn't eat more than I was supposed to, emoticon and I got to have some good downtime with the husband watching TV (The Walking Dead and Flipping Out, DVRd).

I was literally kicked out of my bed (same child who woke me up the night before) so again I didn't get great sleep. Moved myself to the couch. But hopefully I can get to bed tonight by 10:00, and catch up!!

Hoping for a quick lunchtime workout today -- cardio and core -- and then my son's Christmas program is tonight at school. Should be fun to see friends and hear the kids sing.

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DETERMINEDDE 12/5/2012 7:08AM

    Sounds like a pretty successful day!!
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Feeling blue today :(

Monday, December 03, 2012

I didn't sleep well last night, for one thing (woken twice by a child and then tossed and turned), and I was annoyed at home with [some annoying home stuff] most of the day yesterday, and last night. So despite getting the house cleaned and half of the Christmas stuff up, I'm still in a mood this morning. I'm trying to talk myself out of it... be grateful... start over fresh, forgive, etc. but it's lingering.

I had hoped that this work-week, during which most of our managers are away at a conference, would therefore feel free and easy! Woo! But so far it's another Monday, and a lonely one, to boot.

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Here's hoping I get my &@*! turned around soon.

  
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BLITZEN40 12/3/2012 5:30PM

    Mama said there'd be days like this... Hope things are better for you tomorrow! emoticon

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YMWONG22 12/3/2012 10:34AM

  Feeling down first thing in the morning can really ruin the rest of your day.

I sincerely hope your day & the rest of the week getting better.

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SADWHITEWOLF 12/3/2012 9:32AM

    Lack of sleep always starts a day off wrong. emoticon
It can be hard to past on a good attitude when all you want to do is put your head on your desk and Zzzz.....

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COXBETH 12/3/2012 9:27AM

    I think we're in the same funk. I can't wait for Tuesday!

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Perfect walking weather

Friday, November 30, 2012

the next several days here are supposed to be beautiful. High 60s, sunshine, low humidity. Perfect for walking! Hope that means I'll DO some walking, in between cleaning and decorating the house.

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Just did 30 minutes and it put me over my weekly goal of 560 calories burned. I don't think I've ever exceeded that goal before! So emoticon

Hope you are having a good week, too! Thanks for reading!

  
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SADWHITEWOLF 12/3/2012 9:33AM

    I hope I get away at lunch today. it IS rather nice out!

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FITCOUGARMOM 12/1/2012 10:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon GREAT JOB!!!

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 12/1/2012 9:27AM

    Way to go!!! Keep up the great work! You're soooooo worth taking care of!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 11/30/2012 5:35PM

    Very proud of you for exciting your exercise goal for the week. You are doing fantastic. Sounds like absolutely beautiful weather for walking. Don't you love walking when it is crisp outside? So lovely. Enjoy your coming week.

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MOSTMOM1 11/30/2012 1:18PM

    Yay!!! Enjoy that weather while you can. You'll be glad you did!
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BLITZEN40 11/30/2012 1:18PM

    Send some of that sunshine my way! Way to go on exceeding your exercise goal. emoticon

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